But the great thing about eBay, for me, is that I'm cheap. Most things, I want to spend what I want to spend and no more. If I can't get the item for that much, well, I didn't want it that badly anyway.
This week I've been on something of an eBay binge, as noted yesterday in my post about miniatures; but the thing is, I've only spent something like $30 total. On the other hand, of the fifteen or so auctions I've been involved in, I've gotten out-bid on nine of them. But I don't mind. If I wanted to pay full price for something, there's a Game Parlor just up the road that could order it for me. (And a few of these items, I expect they'll be doing just that in a week or two, precisely because I do keep getting out-bid on them.)
But it's a good thing I keep getting out-bid; in fact, I depend on it. If I actually won all these things I bid on, I'd be spending $100+ on gaming stuff offa eBay, which means I'd have to find a home for it all, and laurie_robey would sigh. ;)